Put Smiles on Faces: Invite a Family to the Circus

Phare Circus Rising - pre-show entertainment puts smiles on faces - clown in elephant costume with kids


Purchase tickets for a local family to experience Phare. Funds collected are used to buy show tickets for local families at no cost to them. Your support puts smiles on faces, covers the cost to keep the circus open, and provides jobs to the artists and staff.


Your contribution will provide show tickets to local families, putting smiles on faces of Cambodians facing challenging times. Keep the artists working while Phare navigates post-pandemic recovery. Support free education at Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school.

Brightness of the Arts

Your contribution to  the “Invite a family” campaign helps support Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. The name translates to ‘brightness of the arts’. The school in Battambang and the circus in Siem Reap serve as beacons of light and hope. The school helps young Cambodians transform their lives through art. The circus in Siem Reap provides good jobs for brighter futures.

Phare - lighthouse - beacon of light

COVID nearly extinguished these beacons of light, but Cambodian grit, determination and resilience kept the lights on. Tourism has resumed and high-season has been better than ever.

During low season, April – October, there is an opportunity to share the Phare Circus experience with locals. There are many non-profits, schools, organizations and local hospitality workers who we try to extend special offers when space is available. However, we still have to cover our costs and support the school. “Invite a Family” makes that possible. Supporters can make donations that are used to buy tickets for local Khmer who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the experience. It’s a way to support the circus and school while also providing invitations to local families.

“Phare Circus Rising weekend program” is a beacon of hope for us all, artists, staff and Siem Reap community. We have been severely impacted by sudden disappearance of international tourism. Phare is a shining example that inspires dreams, positivity and resilience within us. I hope you will join me to keep the brightness of arts shining, artists employed, staff and community well being taken care of. Please support the “Invite a Family to Phare Circus” campaign.

Dara Huot

CEO, Phare Performing Social Enterprise

Dara Huot, CEO - Phare Performing Social Enterprise

Thank you for your support

The circus ticket you bought, that souvenir you picked up at Phare Boutique and the refreshments you enjoyed at Phare Café all help make it possible. Every time Phare is engaged for private event or overseas entertainment, all help make it possible. Your contribution to “Invite a family” helps put smiles on faces and bridge the gap until international tourism resumes.

Your patronage of Phare, The Cambodian Circus is helping to transform lives. Thank you!

Thank you for your support

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